Welcome to Choi Laboratory

We are a dynamic research group in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. Our research aims to develop programmable structures and advanced materials, and to use them for diverse applications including bioengineering, energy, and electronics. Our work intersects mechanical engineering and DNA nanotechnology, where we use DNA as engineering building blocks to construct complex structures such as architectured metamaterials and synthetic biomaterials. We are also interested in interfacial engineering on 2D materials towards programmable nanomanufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering Building
Office: ME 2143, Lab: ME 3151
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team.

We are grateful for funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy.


January 2023

Audrey and Victoria joined the lab for undergraduate research. Welcome.

January 2023

Jason received a H. William Bottomley Research Scholarship. Congratulations. He will return to the lab for research in the spring semester

December 2022

Jaehoon gave presentations at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

December 2022

Dr. Choi has been selected for a prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation in Germany.

Fall 2022

Dr. Choi gave a talk at TU Munich (Germany), University of Oxford (UK), University of Stuttgart (Germany), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and EPFL (Switzerland). He also visited Universit√§t der Bundeswehr M√ľnchen.

September 2022

Dr. Choi is taking a sabbatical at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.

September 2022

Alex joined the group from UIUC. Welcome Alex!

August 2022

Sewon joined the group from Yonsei University. Congrats for recieving the Ross Fellowship. Welcome!!

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